~~Fade to White~~

Losing
and denying,
I spent
too long
crying
and
my bleeding
eyes
can no
longer
see;
hold
to you
dream
of you,
never
be
free
from
you-
banish
that
stained
memory.
Death
at
my heartbeat,
reminiscence
of
night-
rise
from
reality,
fade
to white.

Living
thus dying,
it isn't
worth
trying
and
pain
is
the price
that
I
pay;
torn
from light
wrought
of light,
bound
that I
pray
the
light-
scatter
those
prayers
I say.
Ebon
within
me,
Angel
once
bright-
fall
from
the heavens,
fade
to white.

Angered
and burning,
that
soulfire
yearning
which
brings
out
the dark
at
your
core;
treasure
me
torment
me,
linger
no
more
with
me-
outcast
of what
lurked
before.
Hollow
my
teardrops,
Fury
dimmed
sight-
slaughter
thy
virtue,
fade
to white.

Fading
I'm falling,
resistance
dissolving
and
scattered
by torturous
light-
mercy
in
darkness,
the
love
of a hunter,
and everything
fades
back
to
white.

~(c)7/00 The Mad Poet (A.K. LaBelle)